Patamar’s team has over ten years’ experience backing companies serving Asia’s ‘mass market.’ Our team is embedded in six countries across South and Southeast Asia.
Beaudean T. Seil
Beau is a Co-Founder and Partner of Patamar Capital. Prior to the launch of Patamar Capital, Beau was a Principal at Capital Impact, where he worked extensively on the Sorenson Housing Opportunity Fund, a private equity fund focused on developing India’s affordable housing ecosystem, and spent significant time in China working on multiple projects and leading Capital Impact’s country outreach in the PRC.
Starting in 2007, Beau worked as a Principal at Montara Point Investments, where he worked directly with Geoff Woolley on his global investment and management responsibilities related to venture leasing, microfinance, and impact investing.
Beau actively monitors Patamar Capital’s investment in RUMA, and is on the board of Kalibrr, mClinica, and Vasham. Beau is co-chair of the Impact Investing Initiative at Brigham Young University’s Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance, and holds several educational advisory roles for youth organizations.
Beau is a Kauffman Fellow and holds a JD/MBA-Finance and B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University.
Based in Vietnam, Shuyin focuses on investment opportunities in Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Patamar Capital, Shuyin was an Investment Manager for Southeast Asia at LGT Venture Philanthropy (LGT VP), a global impact investor which invests in strongly growing organizations with effective solutions to social and/or environmental challenges. She led LGT VP’s investment activities in the Mekong region and was also Head of LGT VP’s Accelerator Program across Asia, a program which offers hands on business consulting and customized financial support to outstanding, early-stage social ventures.
Previously Shuyin served as an Engagement Manager at TechnoServe, an international development consultancy whose mission is to bring “business solutions to poverty”. Based in Mumbai, she led the development of a large global donor’s rice strategy for India and Bangladesh, with the potential to impact millions of smallholder farmers across both countries. Prior to joining TechnoServe, she spent 4 years at management consulting firm Bain & Company in Australia and India. She has also worked in U.S. Congress and the Australian public service, as well as at The Lowy Institute for International Policy and UNICEF.
Shuyin was named one of Australia’s “100 Women of Influence” by the Australian Financial Review in 2015. She graduated summa cum laude from the Australian National University, where she was also awarded the University Medal.
Based in Indonesia, Dondi brings 13 years of commercial banking experience to Patamar Capital’s Southeast Asian team. During this time, Dondi worked for HSBC as Vice-President of Credit Operations, Consumer Banking, and Risk and Portfolio Management. In his role at Adira Quantum Multifinance, a multifinance subsidiary company of Bank Danamon Indonesia, Dondi headed the Risk Management team.
Dondi began impact investing when he joined Sampoerna Strategic, a privately-held investment company, to lead their microfinance projects as the General Manager of Sales and Distribution. Dondi made the transition into early-stage investing in 2011, when he co-founded Kinara Indonesia. Kinara seeks investment opportunities in real sector SMEs by focusing on early-stage companies that make positive impacts on society.
Dondi joined Patamar Capital in 2014 as the firm’s representative in Indonesia. Besides being an active practitioner of impact investing, Dondi also serves on the board of UnLtd Indonesia, an incubator for social enterprise in Indonesia.
Dondi holds a Bachelor of Computer and Mathematical Sciences degree from the University of Western Australia.
Geoff “Chester” Woolley
Geoff has been active in venture capital investing for over 30 years, managing more than $2 billion in investment capital as the founder of successful venture funds in the United States, Europe, and Asia. As Founding Partner of Dominion Ventures and European Venture Partners (now called Kreos Capital), Geoff pioneered the concept of venture debt. Over his career, Geoff has invested debt and equity in over 400 companies, including Ciena, Coinstar, Hotmail, and Human Genome Science.
Geoff has been involved in frontier market venture capital investing since he joined Unitus Labs as a board member in 2001. During his time as Unitus Labs’ Capital Markets Chair, he was instrumental in the launch of Unitus Equity Fund, the first commercially focused micro finance equity investment fund, as well as Unitus Capital, the first investment bank focused on serving social enterprises throughout Asia. Since its launch, Unitus Equity Fund and its successor Elevar Equity have raised three funds totaling nearly $168 million, while Unitus Capital has successfully arranged over $1.6 billion in debt and equity financing for social enterprises. In 2011, Geoff co-founded Patamar Capital (formerly Unitus Impact), a frontier markets venture capital firm with the mission of unlocking better economic opportunities for Asia’s low-income communities.
In addition to his current role as Co-Founder and Partner of Patamar Capital, Geoff holds board seats at MicroBenefits, Jana Care, and Kinara. He is a founding and current board member of SKS Microfinance, India’s largest microfinance bank, and Samhita Microfinance. As co-founder, Geoff launched the largest student-led venture fund in the United States, the $18.5 million University Venture Fund. In addition, Geoff launched the University Impact Fund, which partners university students with top-tier impact investing firms and social enterprises to provide the students with real-time exposure to projects and investments.
Geoff holds a B.S. in Business Management from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Utah.
Lee is a Co-Founder and Partner of Patamar Capital. Lee brings to the venture capital community three decades of leadership and operational experience in various commercial sectors. His professional career began as a practicing attorney assisting institutional investors in private placement finance transactions. Later Lee joined San Francisco-based Venture Out Holdings as President and CEO where he focused its private investment portfolio on operating companies in the recreation vehicle, hospitality, reprographics and real estate development sectors.
Each of these ventures refined Lee’s expertise in building effective organizations, finding and inspiring the best talent, and creating environments where every team member can succeed. Throughout his career, one truth has remained constant: success depends on your ability to develop and sustain solid, healthy relationships. This belief is shared across Patamar Capital’s entire portfolio of companies.
Lee serves on the board of the RockRose Institute, a San Francisco based non-profit that is committed to supporting, promoting, and advancing non-violent conflict resolution. Lee is also a board member for Minds Matter of San Francisco, an educational non-profit that serves low-income youth.
Lee holds a JD / MBA from Santa Clara University.
Based out of Sri Lanka, Satchith is a principal at Patamar driving their investments in South Asia.
Satchith started his career at Intel Corporation UK as a Geographical Business Analyst for the multinational semi-conductor manufacturer working with markets in Europe Middle East and Africa.
Subsequently, he moved to Sri Lanka and worked in the capacities of a Financial Analyst, Operations Lead and Corporate Strategist for two of the leading apparel manufacturing companies in Sri Lanka with a global presence across South and South-East Asia, Africa and the United States. Aggregating a decade of experience in the industry Satchith has been in operational and strategic teams that led the company’s expansion efforts to countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Indonesia, Mexico and Bangladesh.
Satchith holds a Masters in Industrial Economics, Entrepreneurship and Finance from the London School of Economics, UK and has completed his executive education in Private Equity and Venture Capital at Harvard Business School. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Finance from the Aston University, UK. Satchith was the recipient of the LSE award for Enterprise Development in 2015 and has received certification on entrepreneurship by LSE Entrepreneurship. He is also trained and certified in Lean management.
Alex is a Principal at Patamar Capital. At Patamar, Alex has worked with and supported mission-driven entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia, China, and South Asia. He has a particular interest in companies pursuing innovative models at scale in education, livelihood improvement, logistics, and financial inclusion.
Prior to Patamar, Alex worked at the Mercy Corps Social Venture Fund, supporting its investments in Indonesia. He also worked with Grameen Foundation on growth strategy for an innovative program that used smartphones to improve education for farmers in Uganda. Before that, Alex advised early stage fin-tech and agriculture companies in Zimbabwe with TechnoServe. Alex began his career at Brandes Investment Partners in the United States, where he focused on equity investments in technology companies in Europe and Asia.
Alex holds a MPA from Harvard University, MBA from INSEAD, and BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Based in San Francisco, Ryan focuses on portfolio management, transaction due diligence, and investor relations. Prior to joining Patamar Capital in 2013, Ryan was an Analyst with private equity firm Titus Equity Partners and worked with supply chain businesses in Los Angeles and Central America.
Ryan was a 2010 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM), University of Manchester, UK. His academic research analyzed to what extent “base of the pyramid” consumer product businesses can reduce poverty in low-income communities.
Ryan holds an MSc with Distinction in Globalization and Development from the University of Manchester and a B.A. Summa Cum Laude in History from Westmont College.
Based in Vietnam, Yen leads Patamar’s effort investing in woman-led companies. Prior to joining Patamar Capital, Yen was a Business Intelligence Analyst at Trust Circle Vietnam Ltd., a local financial technology start-up.
Prior to Trust Circle, Yen started her career as an investment banking analyst in Vietnam’s leading brokerage firm, Ho Chi Minh City Securities Corporation (HSC). At HSC, Yen participated in all phases of M&A transactions including deal sourcing, due diligence, valuation, investment materials preparation, and term sheet negotiation in the pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. Yen was the main analyst for two US$10m+ sell-side advisory pharmaceutical deals.
Yen has a passion for community development which led her to become a dedicated member of Global Shapers Ho Chi Minh City Hub, leading projects in start-up ecosystem development and education. She has also volunteered at local non-profit organizations supporting childhood education.
Yen graduated cum laude from North Central College, Illinois where she pursued a B.S. in Finance and B.A. in Global Studies, and served as a board member of multiple student-led organizations.
Field Pickering has served as the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Vulpes Investment Management in Singapore since 2015 and is responsible for increasing Vulpes’ venture investing across South East Asia, including the establishment of Myanmar’s only venture capital fund.
Field has been in Singapore since 2011, working for investment groups, including two stints as the general counsel for portfolio companies. Field began his career working on a Wall Street sales desk before getting his law degree and working as an M&A associate for an international law firm. He has a degree in History from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.
Stephen Diggle began his career in finance in 1986 at Lehman Brothers in London.
He was one of two founders of Artradis Fund Management, launched in 2002 with US$4m and peaked at nearly US$4.9bn late in 2008. Artradis was multi-award winning and for some time the largest and most successful hedge fund in Asia making US$2.7bn for investors between 2002 and 2009. Since 2010 he has run Vulpes Investment Management, a Family Office backed Investment Manager that runs a diverse portfolio of assets in areas including Agriculture, German Real Estate, Early Stage Technology and especially Biotechnology. He also oversees the Kit trading Hedge Fund.
Stephen holds a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
Based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nathan leads Patamar’s team in South Asia. He was formerly the CEO and Chief Growth Officer of MAS Holdings, a leading technology-focused apparel company in South Asia with over 100,000+ employees throughout South and Southeast Asia. Beyond his roles leading MAS operations, Nathan was also in charge of their corporate venture capital arm, making strategic investments in early-stage companies around the world. Nathan is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization in Asia with strong connections to leading business leaders in Patamar’s key geographies. Through his influential role as an Eisenhower Fellow in Asia, he has helped develop entrepreneurship in the region by co-founding and launching Hatch, Sri Lanka’s largest accelerator and co-working space in the heart of Colombo. Nathan was Chairperson of the Young Leaders of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (YLCC), a winner of the 2013 Ten Outstanding Young Persons, in the Business Economical and/Entrepreneurial Accomplishment category by the Junior Chamber International Sri Lanka and was also ranked number 1 in 2014 in the top 40 under 40 CEOs in Sri Lanka’s leading business magazine.
Nathan holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering management from the University of Hertfordshire, UK.